The Bur-Marigold, also known as Tickseed Sunflower (Bidens aristosa) is a hardy annual native to the United States, found in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas to Oklahoma. Displays bright yellow flowers approximately three inches in diameter and often appears in roadside ditches, uncultivated fields. Likes sunny wet areas. Fall/winter seeding is recommended, and seeds need 20-30 days of cool, wet soil conditions to break dormancy. Be patient during early spring and summer and enjoy the late summer and fall surprise. Reseeds prolifically.
This plant offers great late summer, fall color. This plant is often used to overseed wet areas around golf courses, utility, and power transmission corridors, stormwater basins, and slopes that are visible after construction. Plants will begin to colonize, and it reseeds well.